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Franciscus Sylvius

Franciscus Sylvius[needs Dutch and Latin IPA], born Franz de le Boë,[needs IPA] was a Dutch physician and scientist who was an early champion of Descartes', Van Helmont's and William Harvey's work and theories. He was one of the earliest defenders of the theory of circulation of the blood in the Netherlands, and commonly falsely cited as the inventor of gin – others pinpoint the origin of gin to Italy... Read More

BornFranz de le Boë
15 March 1614
Hanau, Holy Roman Empire
Died19 November 1672 (aged 58)
Leiden, Republic of the United Netherlands


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